Guest columnist Bob Bogle

By Bob Bogle

A LEADING health charity wants to help people in Lanarkshire to get more from their volunteering experience.

The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) is now designing its volunteering opportunities to suit the career or lifestyle paths of people giving up their time.

SHA’s ‘Wellbeing Volunteer Programme’ is designed to enhance an individual’s career prospects or other personal development goals as well as fulfilling a role the charity needs support with.

Huntington’s Disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder that causes abnormal physical movements and psychiatric problems. It is hereditary with a 50 per cent chance of the condition developing in the next generation, there is currently no cure. SHA currently provides specialised support to around 600 families living with the condition throughout Scotland and offers a range of volunteering opportunities.

SHA offers its volunteers ongoing certificated training to support each individual volunteer’s needs.